Posts Tagged ‘STARKVILLE’

Mark Peterman joins MSU extension service

by MBJ Staff Published: April 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State Unievrsity, STARKVILLE

Mark Peterman, a native of Gulfport, has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service as the new aquaculture associate. Peterman returned to MSU after nine years at Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, where he was a member of the farm management team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management from […] [...]

3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

by Frank Brown Published: February 17,2014

Tags: C Spire, Fiber to the Home, fiberhood, Gigabit, Horn Lake, Quitman, Ridgeland, STARKVILLE

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify […] [...]

Jay McCurdy joins MSU Extension Service, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

by MBJ Staff Published: January 16,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, STARKVILLE

Jay McCurdy has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station as the state’s new turf specialist. McCurdy is a native of Dyer, Tenn. He worked on his family’s farm, where they raised row crops, cattle and sod. He also has experience working as a golf course superintendent in […] [...]

State’s cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

by Frank Brown Published: October 24,2013

Tags: C Spire, Clinton, Corinth, fiber, Fiber to the Home, FTTH, Horn Lake, Oxford, Quitman County, Ridgeland, STARKVILLE

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites […] [...]

MSU adopts commercial tailgating policies

by Clay Chandler Published: August 9,2013

Tags: athletics, football, Mississippi State University, NCAA, SEC, STARKVILLE, tailgating, The Junction, university

A few weeks before football season starts, Mississippi State has unveiled the state’s first set of regulations governing commercial tailgating companies. A school press release said the rules governing commercial tailgating companies — those that erect tailgate set-ups for customers — are designed to manage the industry’s expansion. A committee adopted the policies after studying […] [...]

Aldermen override mayor’s veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, […] [...]

Commission to hear from public about proposed school consolidation

STARKVILLE — A commission looking at the possible consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools will hear from the public on Aug. 22. The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District also must prepare a report for the Mississippi Legislature by March 1, 2014. The results of the study are not binding. House Bill 716, […] [...]

Mayor vetoes aldermen, wants administrator to remain

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2013

Tags: Ben Carver, Jason Walker, Lynn Spruill, Mayor Parker Wiseman, Scott Maynard, STARKVILLE

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a decision by the board of aldermen to fire Starkville city administrator . The board voted earlier this month to fire Spruill with Aldermen Jason Walker and Scott Maynard voting no. Board declined to give a reason for the decision. Alderman Ben Carver tells the Starkville Daily News […] [...]

Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 […] [...]

Edam cheese celebrates 75 years at Mississippi State

by Wally Northway Published: April 6,2013

Tags: agriculture, cheese, dairy products, Edam cheese, F.H. Herzer, Mississippi State University, STARKVILLE

It could be argued that Fredrick Herman “F.H.” Herzer pulled off the greatest coup ever by any faculty member in the history of Mississippi State University. The scientist’s goal was to create a single product that would bring in revenue for MSU for decades to come while at the same time serve as a marketing […] [...]

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